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Humpty Dumpty goes to Washington

For those of you who saw NTK’s egg/salmonella explainer on food safety a few weeks back, here’s an update.

The owner of the farm from which most of the tainted eggs came, a man who was fined for numerous environmental and workplace violations, faced a Congressional committee today.  After the senatorial smack down, Austin “Jack” DeCoster, the owner of Wright County Eggs, apologized. The owner of the other big offending farm, Orland Bethel, president of Hillandale Farms of Iowa, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.  And apparently there was a bit of fireworks between some of the Senators. Who knew an egg recall could lead to such drama!